Assets Of 6 MLA’s See Over 500% Increase In 6 Years

SRINAGAR: In the last assembly session held in summer capital, a first time legislator from North Kashmir called the major opposition, National Conference (NC) in J&K Legislature, as “industry” allegedly for its members amassing wealth. He invited wrath from a lady member of the party and later NC Secretary General walked up to the Kupwara […]

Arms Recovered From Lorry Engaged In Cross-LoC Trade

SRINAGAR: Police on Wednesday said that arms and ammunition were recovered from a truck returning from Pakistan-administered Kashmir along with goods as part of cross-LoC trade in Uri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. A police official said that a truck bearing registration number JK03B 1586 was searched at a naka in Uri area after […]

KO Turns 20

Today is twentieth anniversary of the publication of Kashmir Observer. It was on March 2, 1997 that KO hit the stands. It was a time when Kashmir was in the throes of a full-blown armed movement. In India, BJP was in the ascendant and the country’s most recognisable Hindutva face Atal Bihari Vajpayee would soon […]

Rains Welcome Students on Day 1

SRINAGAR: Intermittent rains welcomed students on day first of their school on Wednesday. But the rains did not deter students from thronging their campuses and thus jostling moments were witnessed in Srinagar schools today. All the educational institutions reopened after winter vacations in the Kashmir valley, where students were given mass promotion from Ist to […]

18 Months On Consumer Commission Headless, Consumers Fume

SRINAGAR: Eighteen months on, the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (SCDRC ) continues to remain headless as state government is yet to appoint the President at the commission, leaving consumers fuming. On March 06, 2016, High court directed the state government to make the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission functional within three weeks by appointing […]

Amarnath Shrine Board Issues Dress Code For Yatris

NEW DELHI: Children below 13 years of age and elderly persons above the age of 75 years will not be permitted to undertake the annual Amarnath Yatra which is expected to begin from June 29. The Amarnath Shrine Board, in an advisory, also asked women pilgrims not to wear saree during pilgrimage and instead dress […]

‘Only 1% J&K Population Pay Tax’

SRINAGAR: The Income Tax department has taken a strong note over tax evasion in J&K and has decided to take strict measures to collect income tax from the defaulters. Official sources told KNS that in J&K, less than one percent population has been paying income tax to the department. They said although there are around […]

5 Education Deptt Officials Arrested For Fraud

SRINAGAR: Vigilance organization Kashmir on Wednesday registered a case after the outcome of a joint surprise check conducted into the allegations of misappropriation of Government money/opening of Government account by fraudulent means in Education Zone Dangerpora Sopore which revealed that an amount of Rs 23,19,321/- has been released and withdrawn from government accounts against the […]

Focus on Militancy: IGP To Cops

SRINAGAR: Kashmir police chief, SJM Gilani, on Wednesday called for focus on militancy and protection of the people. He directed police officers to further “fine tune their anti-militancy operations” and also keep a check on social crimes. IGP Gilani said this in his meetings with officers at District Police offices at Shopian and Pulwama today, […]

Graduate level exam Postponed   

 SRINAGAR : Jammu and Kashmir Service selection Board (JKSSB) on Wednesday postponed the Graduate Level Examination to be held on March 5 (Sunday) due to bad weather conditions, forecast and blockage of Jammu-Srinagar National Highway. “In view of bad weather conditions, forecast and blockage of Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, the Graduate Level Examination scheduled to be held […]

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